What is a Public Safety DAS System?

The global public safety in-building wireless DAS market is estimated to grow from $404.2 million in 2016 to $1,740.1 million by 2021.

What Is It?
A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a network of antennae that communicate with a central hub to distribute signals over an area or building, such as stadiums, hospitals, campuses and airports. A DAS extends coverage across multiple antennae to provide coverage in all areas of a building, where signals could normally be degraded or dropped.  In public safety applications, the central communication hub requires uninterrupted power to ensure emergency responders can communicate over the network. [Read more…]

Alarm Fatigue – The White Noise in Healthcare

Spend time in the patient-care areas of any hospital or clinic and you’ll hear it: a near-constant stream of beeps coming from the audible alarms on medical equipment and healthcare devices.

Spend enough time in patient-care areas and you might not hear the beeping at all…not because it stopped, but because your ears became immune and all those alarms faded into white noise.

Estimates show 85-95% of all alarms in a healthcare environment don’t require intervention. But as nurses’ and other caregivers’ ears become desensitized – a phenomenon known as alarm fatigue – patients’ lives could be put at risk. Assuming all alarms are false alarms can create a dangerous delay in response. But responding to every alarm that sounds diverts a caregiver’s attention from true medical emergencies. [Read more…]

The Benefits of Lithium Iron Phosphate vs. Lead-Acid Batteries for UPS Systems

A new battery technology called Lithium Iron Phosphate has begun to find its way into UPS systems.

First a quick explanation: lithium iron phosphate (also known as LiFePO4, LiFePhos, or LFP), is a member of the lithium-ion battery family and shares many of its performance perks. What really sets LiFePO4 batteries apart from other lithium-ion battery types is its chemical stability that vastly improves battery safety.

With that in mind, let’s examine how lithium iron phosphate batteries compare to traditional lead-acid batteries. [Read more…]

Charge Tablets, Laptops and E-Readers in Tight Spaces

Tablets are popping up in every type of business and institution: education, healthcare, retail, restaurants, industrial and more. As tablets multiply in schools, hospitals, retailers, office and industry, charging and storing several devices in limited space becomes a big headache and an even bigger security risk. [Read more…]

Top 5 FAQs when Choosing Healthcare Power Products

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Selecting power products compliant with stringent safety regulations is an essential but often confusing part of a healthcare manager’s job. If you are purchasing power strips, surge protectors, isolation transformers or uninterruptable power supplies for your facility, the following questions and answers will help you make an informed choice. [Read more…]